BUFFALO, Minn. (FOX9) - Bloomington police discovered three men shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide, and now the family of Dominick Dahmen, 25, and Dale Dahmen, 55, a father and son who died in that shooting, are opening up about what has been taken from them.
For almost 44 years, Dale Dahmen brought excitement on the dance floor to another level performing with his Concertina at weddings, private parties and parades across the Midwest with his variety cover band, Dale Dahmen and the Polka Beats.
His sons Dominick and Sam, would play with him every weekend — Sam played guitar and his older brother Dominick on the drums.
"We shared thousands and thousands of hours on stage together," Sam Dahmen told FOX 9's Babs Santos. "It was like he lived inside my head while we were on stage."
Starting with polka music, Dale's playlist would expand, adding sixties and seventies, jazz, country and rock. In 2012, he was inducted into the World Concertina Hall of Fame.
But after Feb. 1, the Dahmen family and the Twin Cities polka music community are searching for answers after what Bloomington police are calling a murder-suicide, with three people shot dead in a pickup truck outside the Bloomington Smack Shack. Authorities later identified two of the men as Dale and Dominick Dahmen, along with a business associate.
Bloomington Police said they are not ready to release more information, including the name of a third person in the car.